Famed Pastor Joel Osteen captivated and overwhelmed our nation’s capital this past weekend with more than 40,000 people at the Washington Nationals baseball stadium. His prosperity message was in full gear when he delivered his feel-good sermon to the faithful.
For the past three years I have worked on a book project dealing with the 30-year failure of the Religious Right to win on a single policy issue despite all of the elections its won, the money its raised, and the headlines its generated.
According to social commentator Bill Muehlenberg, “The fate of a nation is intimately tied up with its moral and spiritual condition.” If this is true, would it be wrong for conservative Christians, within the parameters established by our Constitution and laws, to do everything in their power to take the lead in the political and educational and media and business sectors of our country? Or does the very thought of that send shivers up your spine?
Michele Bachmann may still have had a serious stab at the Republican Presidential nomination had she taken a page out of Christina Aguilera’s playbook.
Liberals are nervous. They should be. As the 2012 election grows closer a soft rumble builds throughout thousands of Evangelical Christian churches across America.
Ah yes, the Obama campaign team is hard at work. Occupy Wall Street would like a totalitarian government and an Obama reelection or retention by other means. That fits nicely with the Roseanne Barr statement about guillotines and re-education camps. This must be the new tone.
Two influential evangelical figures debate the role of faith in politics as a 'values voter' bus tour begins in Iowa.
I was much more offended by the alacrity with which Perry, who is expected to announce his candidacy for the Republican presidential nomination next Saturday, abandoned his avowed federalist principles to embrace the legislative agenda of the Christian right. It took less than a week.